Steroids Found At Correctional Officer’s Apartment

MIDDLETOWN — A Middletown correctional officer was charged with four counts of steroid abuse after police found steroids in his apartment and is being held on 10 percent of a $13,500 bond in jail.

Billy J. Hatfield, 33, was arrested at the time on two outstanding warrants for failing to appear on traffic citations in Montgomery County. He is at the Middletown City Jail.

Middletown police found seven vials of anabolic steroid and 16 packs of anabolic steroid tablets on Jan. 25 while conducting a welfare check on Hatfield’s spouse at the couple’s apartment, according to the police report.

Hatfield is believed to still work at the Lebanon Correctional Institution, though the prison does require any employee who gets arrested to tell their immediate supervisor.

 Ellen Myers, the warden’s assistant at Lebanon Correctional said, “This is the first we’ve heard about it. To the best of my knowledge, he is still employed here.” She said there is a correctional officer at the prison named Billy Hatfield, but added that she was unable to confirm that it was the same man.

 The warden would then make the determination about any disciplinary action needed based on the individual circumstances of the arrest.

Police had to wait to assess the charges because state law requires an exact chemical match to be found before charging the suspect.